Cumbrian goalkeepers Dean Henderson and James Trafford were on opposite sides in the Manchester derby in the League Cup semi-final.

Whitehaven star Henderson got the nod to start for Manchester United.

And teenager Trafford, from Greysouthen, was called onto the City bench after another Cumbrian - veteran Scott Carson from Cleator Moor - tested positive for Covid-19.

It saw two of the county's most promising young players - and former Carlisle United academy goalkeepers - in opposition for the first time.

Trafford, 18, has been training with Pep Guardiola's first-team squad after making impressive progress through the City ranks.

The farmer's son has been in squads in the Champions League and Premier League this season but his call-up to the bench for such a big game marks another significant step forward for Trafford.

News of Trafford's appearance on the bench at Manchester United's ground - where he was understudy to Zack Steffen - was dubbed "young Trafford at Old Trafford" by City.

For England keeper Henderson, meanwhile, it was an eighth start for Man Utd this season - and his first senior appearance at Old Trafford.

"He's been looking forward to playing at this ground for many years and finally it's happened," said Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the Carabao Cup game.

Both keepers came through the ranks at Brunton Park, Henderson joining Man Utd aged 14 and Trafford being snapped up by City at 12.

City got the better of United despite Henderson's best efforts, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from John Stones and Fernandinho. 

News and Star: Dean Henderson warms up at Old Trafford before the game (photo: PA)Dean Henderson warms up at Old Trafford before the game (photo: PA)